If I seal my handmade copper jewelry do I loose the health benefit of wearing copper?
Copper is an essential trace element and the topic of an age-old debate about it's wear being beneficial to those suffering from joint ailments. While there is no scientific proof of this, folks have sworn by it from ancient times and continue to wear copper for this purpose today. Copper is supposedly absorbed into the body when worn. If this is true and you put a barrier between the skin and the copper, you would prevent this process from happening, thus there goes any potential health benefit.
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